Brierly, John M. Sr., 87, went home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2014. He was a devoted husband of 68 years, loving father and treasured grandfather and great grandfather. John is survived by his wife Lucille, children John Brierly II and Benette Jandrakovic, both of Wichita. Grandsons: Joshua Brierly (Maggie) of Sellersburg, IN; Jason Brierly of Wichita; Mike Brierly (Angela) of Mt. Washington, KY; Evan Jandrakovic (Chelsie) of Richlands, NC; and 7 great grandchildren. John was a WWII Navy Veteran, who retired from the Wichita Police Department and went on to serve as Chief of Fire and Security at Wichita's Mid Continent Airport. He was a member of the USS Cabot Association and Wichita Retired Police Association. Services will be held at Resthaven Mortuary on Saturday, June 14 at 10:00 am. FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS, JOHN. The family kindly requests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dawson United Methodist Church, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Kansas Humane Society.
Published in The Wichita Eagle from June 12 to June 13, 2014